The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing and evaluating interventions to treat and prevent disordered eating behaviors and obesity among women of color and those experiencing poverty.

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OUR TEAM

We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.

Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.

OUR WORK

We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.

Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating and preventing weight gain in Black women experiencing obesity.

PARTICIPATE

We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.

Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?

NEWS FROM THE LAB

Welcoming our Newest Lab Members: Meet Dani Coan

  Hi everyone! My name is Dani Coan.  I’m a third-year student at NC State University majoring in Social Work and minoring in Theater. I am incredibly excited to be working in the Living F.R.E.E. Lab and I can’t wait to work on so many amazing, important projects with the team. When I came to […]

WELCOMING OUR NEWEST LAB MEMBERS: MEET SHEPARD WILLIAMSON

OUR NEXT FEW BLOG POSTS WILL INTRODUCE OUR TEAM OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS.  WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THEM TO BE A PART OF OUR TEAM. Hello! My name is Shepard and I am a fourth year undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. It’s […]

Research Studies

one

The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity

The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.

two

Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study

The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.

three

Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women

The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.